Join our team
Exciting opportunity within the Animal Welfare Group.
Announcing our new infrastructure grants
In this month's blog, Chief Executive Vicky Robinson discusses our latest funding.
Explore the science we fund
Our programmes are divided into research funded through grants & early career awards, CRACK IT & office led research.
Expert opinion pieces on genetically altered mice
A series from Dr Sara Wells, Director of the Mary Lyon Centre, MRC Harwell Institute.
Head masks adapted to refine primate research
Personalised masks, originally developed for cancer patients, adapted for macaques.
Resources from the NC3Rs
We provide an extensive library of 3Rs resources including guidelines, practical information and themed hubs.
The Experimental Design Assistant
Our online tool for in vivo researchers to improve their experimental design.
Using computational models to replace toxicity testing
QSAR models could be used to predict fish acute toxicity of pesticide metabolites.
Translation of safety pharmacology models
Assessing the predictivity of rodent models of CNS safety pharmacology.
Seven ways to use The Macaque Website
A blog on how to get the most from our free resource, designed for those working with or interested in laboratory macaques.
What are the 3Rs?
The principles of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) were developed as a framework for humane animal research.
Rodent Little Brother
New kit for automated monitoring of mouse behaviour in social groups in a genuine home cage.

Pioneering Better Science


The NC3Rs is the UK's national organisation which leads the discovery and application of new technologies and approaches to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals for scientific purposes (the 3Rs).

We collaborate with scientists and organisations from across the life sciences sector, nationally and internationally, including universities, the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer products industries, other research funders, and regulatory authorities.

We fund 3Rs research, training and career development, support open innovation and commercialisation of 3Rs technologies, and stimulate changes in policy, regulations and practice relating to the use of animals.

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Our open innovation programme supports the development of marketable products and improved business processes with 3Rs benefits.



Current funding

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We are inviting applications, via Je-S, to our new career development scheme.